There’s always an innate sense of exploration while sifting through the bins and shelves of a record store. They usually have an abstruse range of artists and genres to navigate through. And, while you’re bound to come across a familiar sight, there’s usually a music-savvy person in staff to guide you in case you get lost. In the end, odds are that you’ll come across something that tickles your fancy, making the whole experience worthwhile for the average Joe. However, for music collectors and audiophiles, a record shop stop is more of an obligation. It offers them a chance to dig deeper into music.
A man looks through the records at a store in Guatemala City. Photo: Juan L. Toledo Wurmser/Comvite